Hundreds of mining claims fall neatly outside the new boundaries of Bears Ears National Monument, and a Navajo town scarred by uranium is bracing for new woes.
Robert E. Murray, the chief executive of Murray Energy, wrote a lengthy “action plan” last year for President Trump. There’s not much left undone.
With supplies down elsewhere, American producers are seeing more demand overseas, lifting revenue and jobs. But the upturn may not last.
When the Islamic State seized territory in Iraq and Syria, it had the time and space to industrialize advanced weapons manufacturing. The results included explosive space heaters and chemical rockets.
A national correspondent with The New York Times, Monica Davey, will join a discussion in West Frankfort, Ill. on Dec. 14.
Proposed mines near the Boundary Waters have become the latest front in the fight over who gets to profit from America’s natural resources.